Wednesday, November 22, 2017

November Fairy Business


Fairy Business 
By Sue Smyth 



Recently I went to an visual installation that featured
fairies, dragons and elves, it was gorgeous.
It so inspired me to do a woodland
fairy canvas  



First I started with crumpled tissue paper, which I painted 
black, then I added wood fibre, also painted black


Then I painted the canvas moss green and dried
it off . And then added
inka Gold and metallic paints.


Next I altered a plastic doll to look like
a woodland fairy.
The wings are a large butterfly which
has had moss added to it.
I have added a skirt in sheet moss 

Cloisonne Butterfly technique 


This is one of my favourite techniques (please forgive the blurry
shot here lol)
Cover a chip butterfly with 
Purple liquid pearls, use 
a toothpick to move it out to the edges nicely.


Then add dots of gold liquid pearls.


Then use a toothpick to swirl the 
gold around the purple while it is 
still wet. Dont over do, 
then allow to dry. 


Then I have arranged my canvas, added
vines, tiny mushrooms, pine cones and flowers.

Here are some close ups to show the details








A little Christmas Cheer 



With the silly season almost here, my thoughts 
turn to decorating. 
This was a purchased book box that 
I thought would be lovely if decorated in side.


So I added some background paper then the 
ID window, which is covered with my 
faux snow..see below for recipe


It gives a wonderful textured look to the window


Then some green moss looks like 
foliage, especially when I have
dabbed it with a little white gesso to 
create a snowed look.



I have tucked some Tim Holtz deer in side the window too and 
of course some ID chipboard trees, also 
covered in the faux snow.

Faux Snow 

It is really difficult I know lol

1 teaspoon of white gesso
1 teaspoon of white glitter 
mix together until happy, add more glitter for more
texture.

You can use fine glitter (which I have) or 
chunky glitter for a more textured look.

Happy Crafting 





Monday, November 20, 2017

November inspiration- Sandi Spink

Hi everyone wow how the year is flying and it's time to share my months creations using our wonderful Imaginarium Designs chipboard.

My first creation is one that I made using our November Theme, black cardstock and white gesso giving the page a striking effect.







The first piece of chipboard I used I kept raw and stamped onto it with Distress ink, the Now arrow was covered with grey acrylic and the steam punk clock was covered with silver metallic melts from Tinby Designs.


Chris small arrows and shapes board. IDDC0001


Steam Punk Clock IDS0030


Dress IDS0007




Imaginarium Designs are sponsoring an amazing challenge over at Kraft+ this month, I am one of the guest designer this month to show case our wonderful chipboard. This is Kraft+ think BIG challenge and my big element was 'Larry the Lobster' at Kingston SE SA, the photo was taken on the day of my sisters wedding when we posed under Larry for some of the celebrationary photos, we love Kingston and took every opportunity to visit our grandparents at every opportunity.






My 12x12 Kraft page was rolled with red acrylic page before using black acrylic paint with a flower stencil over it. When dry I traced the flower sections with a white out pen. The ID chipboard was painted with black and white acrylic paint. The white painted chipboard was rubbed with silver metallic wax. The writing was done with 13@rts black acrylic paint in a fine tipped Fineliner and the large photo of Larry the Lobster with us those tiny spot at the base was framed with white wire.




Cross Hatch IDD0056

IDDL0015 Lous heart shapes

Loolabelles circular cross hatch IDD0025


My third and final share today is the November page in my Imaginarium Designs Journal I started in January. This is the last page in my Journal so stay tuned for my cover in December to complete my first year of growth as a design team member here at Imaginarium Designs.



The Live for today was painted with a coat of white acrylic paint and then painted with brilliant watercolours; jade and orange. The honeycomb chippie was primed with spray white gesso and then painted with orange watercolour. I used the 'Chase your dreams' chipboard as a mask spraying Dylusions white ink over the top of the words and then removing them to be used in another projects. the background was made by using my fingers to spread green, lime and yellow acrylic paint then dribbles of Jade watercolour paint.





Honeycombe 6x6 IDS0054
Chase your dreams IDP0197

Live for today IDP0179
It's great to be able to share with you my latest designs and hope you pop over to see all of our designers beautiful art work and Kraft+ to enter their challenge.








Sunday, November 19, 2017

Christmas Cards - With Karyn Schultz!

Hi Imaginarium Designs lovelies!!

It's Karyn here and today I'm sharing some Christmas cards made using lots of gorgeous Imaginarium Designs chipboard.
Christmas cards for me are always made in bulk. I dont mean that I make exactly the same card multiple times, but I use similar techniques and templates. I also generally keep Christmas cards on the simpler side so I thought I'd play with my Tim Holtz distress oxides to make lots of fun backgrounds. I tried a variety of colours for the backgrounds - partly because i wanted to see what I liked and also to just have fun!! I worked on each card front individually (size 9.5cm x 13.7cm). I stamped the ink pads onto my craft mat, sprayed with water then "stamped/smooshed" my cardstock into it. The smooshing is done multiple times making sure you let it dry properly between layers.  
This was the variety of backgrounds I made.
For each background I made a coloured cardstock card base then added the chipboard embellishments. For this first card I embossed one of the layers of chipboard for the bauble as well as the Happy Christmas. The other chipboard layers were painted with watercolour pan paints for contrast. 
Look at the lovely shimmer of the Just Blue Colour Blast embossing powder I used! 
The next card has a similar design but I used a Ranger Turquoise antiquities embossing powder  
I love the variation in texture and colour for this embossing powder. 
For this card I used "Apple of my eye" Colour Blast embossing powder on "Happy Christmas" chipboard and the baubles were painted with watercolour pan paints then added some glitter glue highlights. 
For this card I used "Just Blue" Colour Blast embossing powder on the "Happy Christmas" chipboard.  
For this next card I used a silver embossing powder on the "Merry Christmas" chipboard.  
 
More embossing, painting and glitter as well as bakers twine for the bauble strings! 
These large decorative Christmas trees are perfect for a card front. I initially painted them in a variety of colours with my watercolour pan paints but wasnt happy with the result - plain gold paint was far better, with a few red rhinestones. 
 

Hopefully this has inspired you to get out your Christmasy chipboard stash and make some cards :)
 
Imaginarium Designs chipboard I've used includes 

Christmas Tree: Code IDS0060



Merry Christmas : Code IDP0072
 
Happy Christmas : Code IDP0073
 
Thanks so much for stopping by
Crafty Hugs xx
Karyn